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Technical Program - IT - Computer Applications (AAS) - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL


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IT - Computer Applications (AAS) (AAS.ITAPS)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

The concentration in Computer Applications provides students with entry-level skills necessary to work as a help-desk technician, software trainer or other computer professional. The student will be provided with a well-rounded computer curriculum featuring courses in application and graphics software, hardware, internet, web page design, networking, and programming.


Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.


For more information contact:
Angie Davison
217-234-5414
adavison@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by All electives must be approved by Program Coordinator.
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
CIS 156
Familiarizes the student with techniques and problem-solving aids necessary for the solution of computer programming. The exercises will use a programming language to develop the skills needed for solving problems. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Computer Logic *
3
CIS 160
Provides an opportunity for the student to work with various types of software on the PC. These learning activities include MS Windows, Word Processing, Spreadsheet Design,Database Management, Internet access, and presentation program. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Practical Software Applications *
3
CIS 071
An overview of computer hardware, software, networks, Internet, web applications, systems, security and troubleshooting. To be used as an introduction to the Network Administration program or to supplement another computer-related degree. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Introduction to Networking
2
CIS 101
An introduction to networking basics through the Internet. Students will learn about Internet services, etiquette, searches, E-mail, and other internet skills.(Repeatable 3 Times)

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Internet Systems and Applications
 
SFS 101
Designed to improve student performance in college and beyond. Topics include: college resources; identification of college and career goals; implementation of study, note-taking, and test-taking strategies; and development of life management skills including time management, stress management, and relationship skills.

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Strategies for Success
2
PED ---
No description available

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P.E. Elective
 
HED ---
No description available

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Health Elective
 
CIS 099
This introductory course focuses on creating and maintaining web pages using XHTML and CSS code. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Web Page Design *
3
EET 060
This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of computer hardware and give students hands on experience in assembling, upgrading and troubleshooting basic computer systems and hardware.

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Computer Hardware
3
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 
Second Semester
ENG 120
Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


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Composition I
3
CIS 093
An introduction to Microsoft Access, a database management application designed to operate in the Windows environment. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Prerequisites: CIS 040 or equivalent experience


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Access
2
CIS 094
The basics of the Excel software package will be covered. This includes spreadsheet basics, formulas, functions, charting, data management, and collaborative tools. (Repeatable 3 Times)



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Excel
2
CIS 100
This course focuses on using client-side technologies to create interactive web pages. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Advanced Web Page Design *
3
MAT 090
Covers mathematical concepts used in the computer and business field. Topics include algebra; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of decimals and fractions; hexadecimal, binary and octal number systems. Problem solving techniques will be used to solve business-related narrative problems.


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Math for Computer Applications +++
3
MAT 1--
No description available

or
Math Elective
 
BUS 142
Covers the objectives, organization, and role of business in the free-enterprise system. The course is designed to provide an overview of the field of business and to provide a framework into which specialized fields may be studied.

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Introduction to Business
3
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 

Second Year
First Semester
CIS 056
Advanced instruction in an office suite program with emphasis on advanced topics in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Advanced Software Applications *
3
CIS 095
Structured Query Language will be used to design and manage a database. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Database Managment * +
3
CIS 060
An overview of project management as it applies to information technology projects. Project management software will be introduced. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Project Management
2
CIS 052
Continuation of fundamentals of programming selection,iteration, and condition structures. Introduction to graphical interface(s) and object-oriented, event-driven applications requiring the use of controls, events, arrays, error handling and more. Also includes Mobile, Office and ASP.NET applications, ADO.NET and classes. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Visual Basic * +
4
CIS 088
This course introduces the basics of Photoshop, an image-editing program. These basics include working with layers, selections, color adjustment, paint tools, filters, and type transforming. Images can be downloaded from the web, scanned, created using a digital camera, or created in Photoshop. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Adobe Photoshop
3
CIS 092
Adobe Illustrator software, a PostScript-based drawing program, is used to create sophisticated artwork which can be imported into other programs for further manipulation. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Adobe Illustrator
3
  Total Semester Hours:
18
 
Second Semester
CIS 074
Places emphasis on the student's on-the-job experiences. Job related aptitude tests as well as job hunting techniques are discussed. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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IT Seminar *
1
ITT 041
Designed to give Computer Applications students on-the-job experience. The students must work in the community in a computer related area. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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IT Computer Applications Degree Internship *
2
CIS 049
The basics of Adobe Flash, web animation software, will be covered including working with graphics and sounds, using the drawing tools, creating animations and special effects, using actionscripts, and publishing movies. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Prerequisites: CIS 099 or concurrent enrollment


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Content Management Systems *
2
CIS or ITT
No description available

Electives **
4
PSY 271
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

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Psychology
3
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No description available

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Social Science Elective
 
ECO 231
Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.

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Principles of Economics
3
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No description available

or
Social Science Elective
 
SPE 111
Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

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Introduction to Speech Communication
3
  Total Semester Hours:
18
 


Total Program Hours: 68

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